GRAHAM ALEXANDER felt Scunthorpe’s heavy schedule played a part as they suffered their first Sky Bet League One defeat of the season at Port Vale.
Alex Jones scores twice to lead Port Vale to a home victory over previously unbeaten Scunthorpe in League One.
Martin Paterson has become Port Vale's 16th signing of a busy summer for the Sky Bet League One club.
League One side Port Vale sign former Stoke City, Burnley, Blackpool and Northern Ireland striker Martin Paterson.
LIVERPOOL left-back Sam Hart has joined League One side Port Vale on a season-long loan.
Port Vale boss Bruno Ribeiro hopes the free week has given his injured players time to regain full fitness ahead of the visit of Scunthorpe.
Port Vale sign teenage defender Sam Hart on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season.
Striker JJ Hooper returns to Northampton Town on loan from rival League One side Port Vale until 9 January.